Is this a modern Eve about to take a bite of the apple? William Glackens certainly counted on his viewers to make that association. Moreover, he offered a fresh American update on the subject of the nude studio model, paraphrasing one of France's most famous paintings, Edouard Manet's Olympia.
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CaptionWilliam Glackens (American, 1870-1938). Nude with Apple, 1909-1910. Oil on canvas, 40 5/8 x 57 1/2 in. (103.2 x 146.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 56.70